By LAWANI MIKAIRU

LAGOS— As part of measures  to boost safety and security at airports nationwide, the Federal Government has deployed “hi-tech three-in-one liquid, metal and explosive detection  equipment at  22 airports controlled by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in the country.

Commenting on the deployment, spokesman of aviation parastatals, Mr Yakubu Dati, said the equipment were procured between July 2001 and October 2013.
Among the airports where the equipment have been fully installed include the Murtala Muhammed Airport as well as the Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

He also said government had procured over 46 fire tenders for FAAN to ensure adequate fire cover for the 22 airports in line with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation,  ICAO.
In July 2011, the authority had only 20 fire tenders which had to be upgraded to meet the prescribed standards and requirements of ICAO for Nigerian airports .
However, Dati said:, “Before July 2011, there were only 20 fire tenders available, but now FAAN has 46 fire tenders.

 

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